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Lakes: protecting, enhancing and restoring - UKLIN Conference

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Wednesday, 16 October 2019 at 09:00 - Thursday, 17 October 2019 at 17:00 (IST)

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  • Session 1: Monitoring and Assessment of Lakes
  • Session 2: Lakes - Actions on the Ground
  • Session 3: Research on Lakes

This year the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA, Ireland) are hosting the United Kingdom and Ireland Lake Network (UKLIN) Conference on the 16th and 17th of October 2019 in Westport.

This year’s theme is “Lakes – protecting, enhancing, restoring”. The theme encompasses activities from monitoring to actions on the ground to protect, enhance and restore lakes. The thread running through the conference will be the Water Framework Directive (WFD), in a broad sense. The purpose of the conference is to show how everyone plays a role in bringing about good water quality and habitat conditions. It is to illustrate how our activities are linked and form building blocks. It is through working together that achieving good water quality is possible.

The proposed schedule is to have a day of presentations on the 16th of October followed by a fieldtrip to the Marine Institute Facility at Newport on Lough Feeagh and other lakes in the West on the 17th of October. The fieldtrip is limited to 50 places.

Session 1: Monitoring and Assessment of Lakes

The intention of this session is to have presentations about the monitoring and assessment undertaken for lakes and how this information goes towards improving water quality. This will have a focus on the WFD and all it encompasses, including protected areas such as Special Areas of Conservation but not exclusively. It is the intention that a link can be made with the lakes to be visited on the fieldtrip. 

Session 2: Lakes - Actions on the Ground

The purpose of this session is to showcase protection and restoration in action by Local Authorities, Government Agencies, Non-Government Organisations, community groups and citizens. It is to illustrate the importance of the role of the citizen and citizen science.

Session 3: Research on Lakes

This session will highlight the varied areas of research being undertaken on lakes from remote sensing to catchment oriented science. The purpose of this session is to show how knowledge gaps are filled and used to improve our environment.

Hotel Westport Accomodation

Please contact the Hotel Westport directly for details and bookings. Special rates for conference attendees are:

  • Two Nights Bed & Breakfast Single Occupancy: €210
  • Two Nights Bed & Breakfast Per Person Sharing: €168
Day 1 16 October 2019  
9:00-9:30 Registration & Tea/Coffee  
9:30-9:40 Conference Opening TBC - EPA
9:45-10:00 Introduction Dr. Gerry Darby, UKILN Chair
10:00-10:30

Keynote Speaker - Global
Perspective on Lakes

Mr. Udo Gattenlöhner, Global
Nature Fund

10:30-11:00

Tea/Coffee

 
     
Session 1

Monitoring and Assessment of Lakes

Chair: Dr. Shane O'Boyle, EPA

11:00 - 11:15

 

Lakes, Water Quality and the WFD -where are we at? - working title

 

 Dr. Deirdre Tierney, EPA
11:15 -11:30

 

 Lough Forbes and challenges for safe drinking water - working title.

 

 Mr Andrew Boylan, Irish  Waterer

11:30 - 11:45

 

Ireland’s monitoring and assessment of lakes as habitats under the Nature Directives - working title

 

 Dr. Aine O'Connor, National Parks and Wildlife
 11:45 -12:00

 

 Fish in lakes and the WFD - working title

 

 Dr. Fiona Kelly, Inland Fisheries Ireland
 12:00 -12:15  Questions and Answers  
 12:15-13:15  Lunch  
     
Session 2 Lakes - Actions on the Ground Chair: Dr Hugh Feeley, EPA
13:30-13:45

 

Lough Carra: past, present and future.

 

Tom Byrne and Chris Huxley of the Lough Carra Catchment Association
13:45-14:00

The Local Authority Waters Programme–Lake Local Catchment Assessments in Action.

 

Dr. Bernie White, Local Authorities Water Programme
14:00 - 14:15

 

The Group Water Scheme sector in Ireland: An under-utilised resource for improving ecosystem services delivery?

 

Dr. Alec Rolston, Dundalk Institute of Technology
14:15-14:30

 

Cranes, drains and net carbon gains –working towards sustainable wetland management in the Broads National Park, UK

 

 Dr. Dan Hoare, Broads Authority
14:30 - 14:45 Questions and Answers  
14:45-15:15 Tea/Coffee  
     
Session 3   Research on lakes Chair: Dr Ruth Little, EPA
15:15-15:30

 

Predicting in-lake responses to change using near real time models.

 

Tadgh Moore, PROGNOS project, DKIT
15:30-15:45

 

Remote sensing - a tool for lake assessment.

 

Dr. Gary Free, EPA
15:45 - 16:00

 

Assessing the potential of drones to take water samples and physico-chemical data from open lakes.

 

Dr. Conor Graham, Galway Mayo Institute of Technology
16:00-16:15

 

The Blue Dot Catchment Programme -  preserving Irelands high status lakes.

 

Dr. Cormac McConigley,  Local Authorities Water Programme
16:15-16:30

 

The Clones Lakes: How water quality decline is captured in charophyte lakes.

 

Mr. Nick Stewart, Consultant
16.30-16.45 Questions & Answers  
16.45- 17.15 What your opinion? Workshop  
17:15-17:30 Closing Remarks Mr. John Pinder, Secretary, UKILN
     
19.30 Conference Dinner  
     
Day 2 17th October 2019  
  Field trip - Lough Carra & Burrishoole

 

 Limited to 50 Places.

 

8.30 am Leave Hotel  
     
AM Church Island Lough Carra  
     
PM Burishoole Catchment - Marine Institute  
     
5.00 pm Return to Hotel  
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Wednesday, 16 October 2019 at 09:00 - Thursday, 17 October 2019 at 17:00 (IST)


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